My name is Patricia and I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and a registered teacher with Yoga Australia.
Since 2016 I have offered professional counselling and psychotherapeutic services for the treatment of a range of mental health challenges including anxiety and depression, developmental trauma, loss and grief, substance use problems and relationship issues.
I use an integrated approach which is informed by cognitive models to work with your thoughts as well as experiential exercises like mindfulness and relaxation to facilitate the integration of body and mind.
My interest in mental health developed over ten years of working with disadvantaged young people and their families. Many of the people I was working with were confronting extreme challenges like homelessness, family breakdown and unemployment. In this context I chose to focus on working with mental health because when people are 'well' they have more power to change the situations in their lives which are not working for them. In 2016 I attained accreditation as Mental Health Social Worker which enables me to offer psychological strategies under the Medicare Better Access program.
My practice is strengths based and sensitive to experiences of trauma.
I believe that you are the expert in your own life and my mission is to provide a safe and affordable space from where you can discover (or re-discover) your own inner place of healing.
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